Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

GVSU has been a contributing author to the book 'Sustaining Michigan: Metropolitan Policies and Strategies', which contains many sustainable development best practices. GVSU faculty have authored many workshops, presentations and texts, including the book 'Sustainability Demystified! A Practical Guide for Business Leaders and Manager'. GVSU members also sit on many local boards and advisory councils, such as the City of Grand Rapids Sustainability Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, and the Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership. Additionally the Annis Water Research Institute and the Michigan Alternative Renewable Energy Center do principal research for trade journals.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Business Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Local First, Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, National Association of College and University Business Officers, Regional Alliance for Diversity in Public Purchasing, Michigan Recycling Coalition, Keep Michigan Beautiful, The Center for Green Schools, National Game Day Challenge

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

GVSU communicates with regional and satellite campuses through a variety of activities and programs including personal visits, campus sustainability spotlight events, sharing of best practices, summits and forums on sustainability best practices such as local sustainable food systems, as well as mentoring of students interested in sustainability jobs in the marketplace.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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